FS Aiglette, First of 29 Pusher Tugs for French Navy, Launched by Merré Shipyard

Merré Shipyard was among the competitors of the international tender launched at the end of 2015 by the DGA, concerning the design and construction of 29 pusher-tugs for the French Navy.

If Merré and CMN shipyards formed a group to win this market, it is Merré shipyard that got the leadership, since the Merré shipyard will manage the design and construction.

Therefore the Merré Design Office is responsible for the design of these 29 pusher-tugs.

The BMA Group, led by Moun Bourjij, President, and François Martin, Managing Director, of which the Merré shipyard is part of it, has put all its strengths into the proposed offer, mainly the strong experience of Merré in the Design and Construction of multiservice vessels and tugs, the professionalism of its teams and the industrial capacity of its Nort-sur-Erdre (Merré) and Brest (CIB) sites.

Moreover, in recent years, the shipyard has been particularly well known for his expertise in the development of his international activities, especially in the field of habour vessels.

Thus, the tugs construction is planned on the three sites of Nort-sur-Erdre, Brest and Cherbourg.

With a 12 meters length, she will have a 10 tons bollard pull capacity. They will be specifically designed to maneuver the latest generations of French Navy ships.

The hull will be made of steel and their superstructures in aluminum. Merré, CIB and CMN master the ship construction with these different materials.